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Child Support Collection

Child Support activities will be conducted via the State helpline:1-888-208-4485. Documents may be obtained or submitted remotely from the State website and submitted electronically or by mail.

We are accepting payments but recommend you refrain from making in-person payments at DCFS.  Other alternatives include making payments via mail with check or money order, online with your bank account, your PayPal account, or your credit/debit card. (Do not use pre-paid credit/debit cards for making online payments as there is no guarantee that form of payment will be accepted.)  Visit  www.childsupport.ny.gov/dcse/non_custodial_parent_services.html  for assistance in making payments by mail or online.


Our goal is to ensure that legally responsible persons, to the best of their ability, contribute toward the support of their children until they are 21 years of age, thus improving the self-sufficiency of families through increased financial and medical support.

To learn more about child support collection: 

Contact

  • DCFSinfo@dutchessny.gov
  • 845-486-3000
  • 845-486-3090
  • Department of Community and Family Services (DCFS)
    60 Market Street
    Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
  • Monday - Friday, 9 am-5:00 pm
    (Doors open at 8:30am)

Additional DCFS Locations

Only paperwork is accepted on Wednesdays for  Temporary Assistance, Medicaid, SNAP, and HEAP  (No in-person client interviews)